ERIC Number: ED440508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Aided Speech-to-Print Transcription System. Final Report.
National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.
This final report describes the development and evaluation of C-Print, a system for transcription of computer-aided speech to print. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the 3-year federally supported project. Chapter 2 provides background information on current speech-to-print systems. Chapter 3 focuses on needed improvements in C-Print, especially improvements in the general and specialized dictionaries and development of procedures for condensing text. Chapter 4 focuses on the C-Print captionist, including roles and responsibilities, training procedures, the training workshop, and the workshop evaluation. Chapter 5 discusses C-Print captionists' perceptions of their experiences in supporting students in the classroom. Chapter 6 reports on a questionnaire and in-depth interview studies of the system with 36 deaf or hard of hearing students at the college level. The final chapter reports on a pilot study using C-Print with two deaf high school students. An appendix lists other materials providing information on the C-Print Project. (Contains 31 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Technical Inst. for the Deaf, Rochester, NY.
Note: Project director was Michael S. Stinson. Co-principal investigator was Barbara G. McKee.